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24 arrested overnight for looting in Livingston Parish

5 years 3 months 2 weeks ago Friday, August 19 2016 Aug 19, 2016 August 19, 2016 7:14 PM August 19, 2016 in News
Source: WBRZ

LIVINGSTON – The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office has reported 24 arrests for looting overnight, following the recent flooding and severe weather.

Sheriff Ard reminded the public that if anyone is arrested and and found guilty of looting, they can face up to 15 years in jail and a $10,000 fine.

"Looting at a time like this - when some lost all - is disgraceful, disrespectful & will not be tolerated," Ard said.

Ard went on to write that full prosecution will be pursued in all of the cases.

Several homes in Livingston Parish have signs sporting anti-looting slogans such as "If you loot, we shoot" to deter criminals from the act. Ard added that the parish's patrols have been "beefed up" in an effort to prevent looting from happening.

Additionally, Ard reminded residents that the parish is still under a midnight to 6 a.m. curfew.

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